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What Is Exercise Intolerance
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Powerful Impact: The signs of exercise intolerance can include unusual breathlessness, muscle pain, and increasing muscle weakness with exercise. After exercise one can experience headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Exercise intolerance can have a profound negative impact forcing an individual to make significant lifestyle changes. ...Read more
FP/IM: I suggest starting with a comprehensive physical by your PCP. FP or internist. ...Read more
Likely The Cause: Patients suffering from anorexia nervosa restrict their intake leading to protein-energy malnutrition. This in turn causes muscle dysfunction and finally exercise intolerance. In one study all subjects showed impaired muscle function on strength and exercise measurement. 50% of patients showed nerve damage and tissue biopsies showed muscle damage at the microscopic level. ...Read more
If all of my general health assessments indicate I'm healthy, but I'm still having exercise intolerance, what type of doctor do you recommend seeing?
Yes: An individual needs enough energy stores during exercise to avoid fatigue or cramps. The body preferentially burns simple and complex carbohydrates first, then protein, then fat. If you don't have enough carbohydrate energy stores then protein (muscle) is broken down and then fat. The caveat is that some well trained underweight people don't have a problem but they have done extensive training. ...Read more
See below: Yes: Underweight might be secondary to or symptomatic of an underlying disease. Unexplained weight loss needs evaluation asap. Severely underweight individuals may have poor physical stamina and a weak immune system, leaving one open to infection. Malnutrition due to poor/inadeq intake, genetics, underlying mental or physical disease need to be ruled out. ...Read more
I have had extreme exercise intolerance that is getting worse. I used to exercise 1 hour daily. Now i'm exhausted after 10 min. What could this be?
RE: Exercise Intolerance- the mitochondrial disorder. Is it possible that this and CFS could be one and the same? Any studies done to check this out?
Not likely: Easy fatigue is just one symptom of mitochondrial disease which is a rare medical condition cause by mutations in mitochondrial genes encoding enzymes involve in cellular oxidative metabolism.In contrast to chronic fatigue syndrome which is not uncommon,mitochondrial disorders are often associated with-neurological and cardiac dysfunction and abnormal muscle biopsy ...Read more
Hello I have severe exercise intolerance from lactic acid build up. I've been having uncontrollable weight gain, but eat very healthy. Any tips on WL?
43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
I have exercise intolerance.. Muscles seize up,fatigue even when not training. Got muscle biopsy and was inconclusive.. Im lost as to what to do next?
What's your Doc say?: If you're so far as to have gotten a muscle biopsy or muscle/nerve biopsy that would imply that you are being aggressively worked up for your symptoms. I understand that you may not know "where to go next" but in all fairness, it takes time to get results and I'm sure your docs are eagerly awaiting results so to direct you but you must be patient for results. So, next? Await biopsy results. ...Read more
Have been having constant chest pain which radiates to my back for 5 days, EKG normal, exercise intolerance, but ativan (lorazepam) relieved.What could it be?help
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